How can I help this week?
- On Wednesday, join us for the Lawn Sign Party and help us build the Blue Wave!
- On Saturday and Sunday, help register new voters at the Ganesh Festival;
- On Saturday and Sunday, help us go door to door and reach voters with our candidate messages;
- On Sunday, join the candidates and watch our Birds in their first away game of the season.
It is a busy week: read more to find out the details on these fun and important events!
Signage Party Wednesday Night
It is that time of year when signs for candidates begin to sprout on lawns throughout the nation. We need to do our part to help make this happen. On Wednesday night we will have a targeted calling session, to ask committed Democrats if we can place signs on their lawns. Success here will make it apparent our candidates enjoy much support, and help us build the 'Blue Wave'.
Activities like this are key to a successful campaign. Will you help us do these simple things to help elect Democratic Candidates in Horsham? Meet us at 7PM on Wednesday at the Coordinated Campaign office at 714 N Bethlehem Pike Suite 200, Ambler at 7PM. See you there!
Voter Registration at the Ganesh Festival
Horsham Democratic Committee will be holding a voter registration drive at the Philadelphia Ganesh Festival on Saturday Sept 15 and Sunday Sept 16th. Let us know you can come and help by visiting PGF Schedule and signing up for a shift. Help us make certain this important community is well represented at the polls in November!
Philadelphia Ganesh Festival at Bharatiya Temple in Chalfont is one of the largest Ganesh Festivals in North America. Many members of the Horsham community attend, and all are invited. Events run from September 12 - September 23rd. Details can be found on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/Philadelphia-Ganesh-Festival-at-Bharatiya-Temple-164104420333163/about/?ref=page_internal.
Join special guest Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and support Sara's campaign for the Pennsylvania State House while cheering on the Super Bowl Champs! In their first away game of the season, the Eagles take on Tampa Bay. Game starts at 1 PM. Food and beer are included in admission. Kids are free.
This is a social gathering intended to allow people who have not been politically involved the chance to meet and mix with politically active peers in a fun environment.
Meet Candidates running for change in the upcoming election.
Sing With your Friends.
Free Entry, Cash Bar and Food
Please Drink Responsibly, and If You Do Drink, Please Don’t Drive
Sponsored TurnPA Blue and HorshamDems.org
Water on the Agenda at our Committee Meeting on Tuesday September 25 at 7PM
Kyle Bagenstose is an environmental reporter on The Intelligencer's investigative team. He also writes for the Bucks County Courier Times and covers environmental issues in Bucks and eastern Montgomery Counties. For the past two years he has extensively covered major drinking water contamination along the BuxMont border stemming from the use of firefighting foams at area military bases. He also regularly writes on pollution, development, industry, wildlife, and environmental policy issues. He has won 10 journalism awards in the past two years, including a national award for in-depth reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Donate to the Horsham Democratic Committee
Donations are welcome via our website at https://horshamdems.nationbuilder.com/donate. Money donated now will be used to help elect Democratic Candidates in the elections this fall, and in the Township and School Board elections in 2019.
Upcoming Township Meetings
The next Zoning Board meeting is September 11th.
The next Township Council Meeting is September 12th.
The next Parks and Recreation Meeting is September 18.
The next Township Planning Commission Meeting is October 2nd.
All Township meetings are currently being held at the Library on Babylon Road. Check our Facebook Events page for times.
Key Election Dates:
Will YOU be a Candidate for School Board or Town Council?
The 2019 Municipal and School Board elections are a little more than 14 months away. If you are thinking of running, or know someone who would be a good candidate, now is the time to come forward and begin to prepare. Campaigns will kick off shortly after the November Mid-Term election. There has never been a better time to run for office in Horsham. Will you make a difference?
Campaign News and Events
Sara Johnson Rothman releases campaign ad
Sara has released a campaign ad: here it is:
Coordinated Campaign Events
Full House for the Targeted Mailing Party
Full tables of Horsham Dems prepped a targeted mailing to specific Democrats in Horsham last Wednesday night. We had several new people come to help, as labor day is now behind us and people begin to mobilize for the November election.
Scott Wallace and Sen. Haywood held a Canvass Kickoff on Sunday
Candidate Scott Wallace and Senator Art Haywood held a canvas kickoff on a rainy Sunday. It was packed house with many TurnPABlue members from Elkins Park, Cheltenham, and other Philadelphia suburbs coming to the joint campaign office on Bethlehem Pike.
The rain did not deter the canvassers. Here Scott is shown walking with State Senate candidate Maria Collett.
Forward This Email
Do you know someone who may be interested in helping us elect Democratic candidates? Please forward this email to them, or have them visit our website at http://www.horshamdems.org/help_out to opt in to our emails and get more involved.
Blue Plate Special September 17
On Monday, September 17 from 6-10pm, the PA Blue Victory Fund, along with over 40 of Philadelphia's top chef and food artisans and Honorary Executive Chef Ed Rendell, will be hosting the Blue Plate Special Event at The Franklin Institute to support our Democratic candidates in Southeastern PA! Please join us for an amazing night of food, dancing and a rally with some of your favorite candidates to take us into the home stretch before Election Day!
Tickets can be purchased through this link: https://pa-blue-victory-fund.ticketleap.com/blue-plate-special/
Candidates will receive $50 for each ticket sold in their name and the candidate who has the most mentions will receive an additional $2500! Just mention your favorite candidate’s name in the comments section when you purchase your tickets. This promotion does not apply to discounted tickets.
TPAB Volunteers can get a special discounted rate of 50% off the $150 level ticket they purchase by entering the code "GrassrootsPABlue" at check out. Only 250 tickets are available at this special price so be sure to get yours today! The candidate promotion does not apply to discounted tickets. (Clarification: Discounted rate only applies to $150 level tickets. Sorry for any confusion.)
We also need volunteers to help at the event who can arrive by 4:30. If interested, please send name, phone number and State House/Senate Districts (If you know). Think of it this way: if you (or some dedicated young person you know) volunteers from 4:30pm to 10:30pm (set-up to breakdown), you will essentially be making a $180 contribution to the PA Blue Victory Fund which would otherwise go to staffing costs. Thanks for that!
- Here is the Blue Plate Special FB Event Link
- You can learn more about the PA Blue Victory Fund here:
- Follow PA Victory Fund on Facebook here
Tickets can be purchased through this link:
Here are some press coverage about the event including a shout out to Turn PA Blue!
Montco Red2Blue Thursday September 20
There is a very important meeting scheduled for Sept. 20th at the Fort Washington Fire House in Upper Dublin. It is the beginning stage of a possible Welsh Road Turnpike Interchange on Welsh Road in front of Prudential Insurance, with completion in 12-15 years. Open House format, all are encouraged to attend.
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Horsham Dems Loop Video
We made a slideshow to play at our last meeting and a lot of people reacted positively to it: mostly it is pictures of good people having fun and changing the world for the better. So here it is again for your enjoyment...
Schedule for Horsham Democratic Committee Meetings
Horsham Democratic Committee meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of every month until the General Election: EXCEPTION: Tuesday, Sept 25 (to avoid conflicting with Yom Kippur on our regular 3rd Tuesday date, the 18th), and October 16. All Meetings will be held at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church on Witmer Road beginning at 7PM.
October 16th Meeting:
Howard H. Covitz Ph.D. A.B.P.P. is a contributor to the bestselling book "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President" (Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Case-Donald-Trump-Psychiatrists-ebook/dp/B07262SJDC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1533522789&sr=1-1).
All of our meetings are now posted on our Facebook Page. Please RSVP, like, and share them with your friends!
Schedule for HDC Executive Committee Meetings
The executive committee will be meeting through the summer every Sunday am at 8am, at Peggy Leiby's barn, which is located at 524 Cedar Hill Road. Executive Committee meetings are where we plan events, coordinate activities, and set the direction for the committee. We never have enough people to do all that needs to be done, so all are welcome to attend.